FOR present needs, a cartographer drawing up a map has to ensure that it corresponds to the contours of the landscape. This applies as much to figurative road maps as to geographical ones. For the future, conveniently, map-makers can produce whatever they like
EACH year, the Center for the Study of Global Christianity, based at the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts, publishes a one-page summary of the state of world Christianity
THE 19th-century Unitarian minister Edmund Hamilton Sears had a high doctrine of peace
A NEW term has been coined to describe those who are basically vegetarians but who will eat the odd bit of turkey or salmon: “flexitarians”. In the field of animal welfare, there is no moral high ground here. Only vegans, untainted by dairy produce, can preach righteousness. At this time of year chu...
A REPORT published in a new online journal, Nature Human Behaviour, has examined the latest findings from the Dunedin Longitudinal Study, which has been plotting the lives of more than 1000 children born in one hospital in New Zealand in 1972-73
DESPITE this paper’s 153-year history, it was not until 1983 that the phrase “British values” was first mentioned
”THE truth is rarely pure and never simple.” Well, in the case of foodbanks, it just is. The people who use them are hungry and desperate. The reason that there are now more foodbanks is that more people are hungry and desperate. Stung by government attacks that they were just do-gooders, allowing t...
THE great outdoors is not always what it’s cracked up to be. The idea that children can play outside with the freedom of the Famous Five in an idyllic Enid Blyton landscape belongs, sadly, to the pages of fiction
EVEN the President-elect, a climate scientist said last week, “doesn’t have the power to change the laws of physics”. He does, though, have the power to ignore them. After all, there will soon be plenty more sand in which to bury one’s head
WE ARE taught that perfect love casts out fear. It is also true that fear can cast out love. During the run-up to the United States presidential election, it became clear that many American citizens are deeply fearful for their economic and national security
TOWARDS the end of the past century, the Parish Communion movement had created a widespread model for mission in Anglican parishes. The goal, if not always the entire pattern, was determined by a Sunday-morning eucharist at which most of the adults communicated